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Sample Windows PC System Spec

A suggested system spec for running NLE, graphics or streaming applications might comprise:-

Intel i7 4790/6700 3.4GHz Quad core CPU (with Hyper-threading = 8 core) on Intel Z97/170 PCI-Express chipset motherboard,  600W EPS PSU, 16GB system RAM, 1TB + 2TB hard drives (for system & video - both 7200rpm SATA), DVD+/-R/RW, 2GB Nvidia GTX660/760/960 quad output PCI-Express graphics card - running Windows 7 Pro 64bit .

HardDisk Options Available     Monitors Options Available

This system would be suitable for use with:-

  • Blackmagic Decklink SDI I/O cards, Magewell capture cards
  • Any software-only NLE (eg Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas, Avid Liquid Edition, etc)
  • Software switching and/or web-streaming with VidBlaster or vMix

Note - all prices quoted on this site are UK pounds - ex VAT & delivery

What we're about . . .      ZEN is not a traditional Audio-Visual dealer who started selling computers, nor is it a computer shop that also sells video products. You won't get any salesmen giving you the "hard-sell" when you call, just straightforward advice and information - which for some callers is the knowledge that they don't need to buy whatever it is they thought they needed! Above all you'll be dealing with someone with a wide range of experience and knowledge of both PCs and video production. We're not the biggest, nor necessarily the cheapest, but we are one of the longest established computer/video specialists in the UK.

Company history . . .      ZEN was started in the 1980s by Martin Kay, then working for ITV at Granada's Manchester studios, who built his first 6502-based computer in 1979 from an Ohio Scientific kit, bought in the USA whilst working as a Sound Recordist on a film shoot for World In Action. With the advent of the Amiga, which could be gen-locked to a video source, Martin started writing a variety of video-related software. This included subtitling & tele-prompting, ident clocks, scoring software for sports & gameshows, and specialist software to mimic other computer displays for use in TV film dramas like Cracker, Prime Suspect and A Touch of Frost. Martin left Granada in 1993 to concentrate on his computer-video activities with ZEN, following a natural path into non-linear editing systems, for many years the main business activity, although he still maintains an active interest in video production.

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